Explore the Versailles Palace and gardens as the sun sets. Go back in time to the royal past as you learn about its unique history and its most famous resident, the Sun King Louis XIV.
Discover the estate of Versailles: the palace and the gardens in the afternoon as the sun sets. Accompanied by our driver-guide, you will appreciate the magnificent park, and from April to end October on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the magic fountain display in the gardens. Go on an audio-guided visitin the
Take in the beauty as you stroll under a not so harsh sunlight. Learn about the history of the Palace of Versailles and the life of Louis XIV, the Sun King. The tour will also feature an exterior view of the Trianons and the gardens. After the program, you're free to explore the State Apartments (Hall of Mirrors, King and Queen's Apartments) with an audio guide.
In addition to the usual Versailles Palace program, a special fountains show is offered on special days. The program lets you wander around the groves and pools where the magnificent display of fountains reveals the skill and artistry of three centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music from one of the famous composers from the court of Louis XIV.
We spent the morning at Versailles. Our guide, Andre, was on time and very helpful. He provided us with information about the history of France during the drive, gave us suggestions about what not to miss, and always offered help with language barriers. For our group, a half day was enough. Definately appreciated the front of the line passes, as the lines are long.
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Price & Options
Flash photography is not permitted inside the palace.
Strollers are not allowed.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Guests with a limited range of movement are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Please note that the skip-the-line access is subject to the Palace of Versailles' security measures.
This tour is available in the following languages: English and Spanish: Everyday except Mon French: Wed, Sat German: Fri Italian: Wed, Fri, Sun Japanese: Tue, Thu Portuguese: Thu
This tour is available in the following languages: Chinese: Fri English and Spanish: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri French: Wed Italian: Thu Portuguese: Tue
This tour is available in the following languages: English and Spanish: Everyday except Mon Portuguese: Thu, Sat
This tour is available in the following languages: English and Spanish: Everyday except Mon French: Wed, Sat, Sun
You can book a maximum of 8.
Frequently Asked Questions
We spent the morning at Versailles. Our guide, Andre, was on time and very helpful. He provided us with information about the hi...story of France during the drive, gave us suggestions about what not to miss, and always offered help with language barriers. For our group, a half day was enough. Definately appreciated the front of the line passes, as the lines are long. more
This gave plenty of time to explore on your own as well as provide some good tips from the guide.
Only suggestion is adding headsets so we can all hear the tour guide and do not have to crowd in right on top of him when crowded.... this is my second tour here with cityrama and both times we had to be huddled together to hear him over the crowd. Our guide did a wonderful job and he answered all questions ! more
It is a must do tour in Paris... the guide we had was Clair and she was so informative and made the tour even more fascinating. ... It is well worth the money and time... not all places allow you take photos, but in here you can. more
Everything went fine.
There were severe delays getting into the Palace, but that was not the fault of the tour comp...any.
The guides were informative and friendly. more
Our guide made the tour fantastic. She had
a wealth of knowledge of French history and
presented it with flair and i...nteresting facts.
Would highly recommend her to others. more
We had Eric all to ourselves because the others scheduled for the tour cancelled. Eric did a great job. he is well versed and per...sonable. One look at Versailles and you understand what motivated the FrenchRrevolution. more
The tour was fabulous and our guide was knowledgeable and very kind. The hotel pickup and drop off was convenient after a long day... of sightseeing. It was a comfortable air conditioned van. The magnificence of Versailles was enhanced by the guided tour. I would highly recommend it. more
This tour was wonderful. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Seeing Versailles in a small group (8) was the only way to go...! more
This was a small group tour and we had a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Had enough time in the Palace bu...t would have liked more time to explore the gardens and see the fountains. Would consider a full day tour if you want to fully enjoy both Palace and gardens.
Camille, Calgary more
Perhaps the tour operator should make the meeting time at the finish 5 minutes before the departure time as like all groups someon...e is always late and carefree about being late - as was the case on our tour. A couple were 8 minutes overdue. more
We were extremely satisfied. Pick-up at the hotel was a little late, but our guide (***) phoned us well ahead to inform us of the ...delay. She proved to be a very pleasant, helpful and well-informed guide (and an excellent driver). n more
fantastic tour and on the top of it beautiful hot day for septembre,magnus the tour guide was very good.myself from los angeles,my... daughter and grandson from Arkansas,really enjoyed it! more
Our tour guide was amazing, and we loved every moment of the tour. Highly recommend.
Well organised / very informative - pick up prompt and internet booking reliable an absolute pleasure
Our tour guide was great. Very knowledgeable ! And did his best to keep
The lady-guide was excellent, very knowledgeable.She was also very nice and helpful.
This is a no fuss way to go to Versailles- no more worrying about transportation to and from the place; no long lines to waste pre...cious time on; a good english-speaking guide present, who imparts just the right amount of information, without overloading your brain. More time, to roam around the gardens and to queue up at the limited available toilets, would be a nice addition also. more
Great guide, described the sites as well as a good tour.
A great way to get out of the city and see a little countryside and another town. Versailles is a lovely town. Great to see the fa...med Hall of Mirrors. more
Excellent trip with very knowledgeable and pleasant guide.
The tour itself was good - Versailles Apartments was crouded. Earlier maybe a better choice.
Our main complaint was that it was way to crowded. Our guide did her best to keep us together and provide her very good knowledge... of this facility, but with so many others there, this feat was quite difficult.
It is an amazing palace and we were glad we saw it. more
We were pleased to be picked up at our hotel and cabbed to the City Discovery Office-- we only wish all of the passengers on our e...xcursion had the same arrangements, as we spent the first hour of our trip picking up others who didn't seem ready when the van pulled up. By the time we reached Versailles, we had about 90 minutes to view the gardens and take the tour. We got to skip the general public line, but still waited in the que as other groups entered and our Guide got organized. The palace itself is absolutely amazing, and our Guide was pretty knowledgeable. Our Driver made it sound like he could only drop us off at our hotel "if he had time", which thankfully he did. All in all, we liked the trip-- we just wish we could have had more time at Versailles. more
Upon arriving at the Cityrama office at the scheduled time of 1.45pm we were told there was some sore of mix up and the computer h...ad us booked on the morning session. The afternoon didn't get much berrter from then on. After waiting up unitl the last second before being told there was space available then rushing to catch the bus, we were not getting that warm feeling.
The bus trip was fine plus informative as was the tour through the Versailles Area however it was so busy and packed it was difficult to appreciate what was on offer.
I would suggest doing some research to find out time that are less busy, travel there by your own means which will allow sufficient time to see the gereater area (6 hours should be fine).
Tour giudes were very freindly and professional. more
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Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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